More Reviews
REVIEWS God of War Collection (Vita) Review
God of War brings its PS2 heritage to Vita, and the results are more than a bit baffling.

Dark Souls II: Crown of the Sunk Review
I was confident in my Dark Souls abilities. Then From Software released new Dark Souls II DLC.
More Previews
PREVIEWS Pillars of Eternity Preview
For Obsidian's crowdfunded love letter to Infinity Engine games like Icewind Dale and Baldur's Gate, I was impressed by its willingness to pull back the curtain and let me see the machinery behind it.
Release Dates
NEW RELEASES CounterSpy
Release date: 08/19/14

Tales of Xillia 2
Release date: 08/19/14

Plants Vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare
Release date: 08/19/14

Madden NFL 15
Release date: 08/26/14


LATEST FEATURES Water, Water Everywhere: 15 of the Best Water Worlds in Gaming
Lots of water worlds suck, but not these ones, and they're completely Kevin Costner-free.

An Updating List of PlayStation 4 Updates We Want
Sony and Microsoft have been updating their consoles regularly, but we wanted to share our own ideas for updating the PS4 firmware.
MOST POPULAR FEATURES Picking Your Gender: 5 Industry Professionals Discuss Queer Identity in Gaming
Women from Naughty Dog, ArenaNet, Harmonix, and Gamespot unite to talk about what they want from games in terms of diversity.
 
Coming Soon

LEADERBOARD
Read More Member Blogs
FEATURED VOXPOP oneshotstop
Call of Duty will never be the same
By oneshotstop
Posted on 07/28/14
       We've all been there. Everyone remembers that mission. You and your partner are climbing up the mountains in the snow, striving to pull some slick clandestine operation about getting some intel on a bad guy, or something similar (because let's face...

God of War FAQ

Version 1.0 by

05/12/05

________ ___ _____ __ __ / _____/ ____ __| _/ _____/ ____\ / \ / \_____ _______ / \ ___ / _ \ / __ | / _ \ __\ \ \/\/ /\__ \\_ __ \ \ \_\ ( <_> ) /_/ | ( <_> ) | \ / / __ \| | \/ \______ /\____/\____ | \____/|__| \__/\ / (____ /__| \/ \/ \/ \/ ______________________________________________________________________________ ------------------------------------------------------------ FAQ/Walkthrough - Author: Alex Eagleson Began: March 26th, 2005 Completed: March 27th, 2005 Donations: See legal section Email: StarOceanDC(at)gmail(dot)com University of Guelph, Ontario ______________________________________________________________________________ ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ ---------------------------- This is a 100% spoiler-free walkthrough --------- O============================================================================O | Table of Contents | O============================================================================O ** In order to navigate this guide I have implemented a Ctrl+f system, which means you press ctrl+f in your browser or word processer to bring up the search menu, then enter the letters in brackets on the right of the section that you're looking for. 1. Controls............................................................(0000Z) 2. Full Walkthrough....................................................(00000) i - Aegean Sea....................................................(00001) ii - The Gates of Athens..........................................(00002) iii - The Road to Athens..........................................(00003) iv - Athens Town Square...........................................(00004) v - Rooftops of Athens............................................(00005) vi - Temple of the Oracle.........................................(00006) vii - The Sewers of Athens........................................(00007) viii - Desert of Lost Souls.......................................(00008) ix - Pandora's Temple.............................................(00009) x - The Rings of Pandora..........................................(0000A) xi - The Challenge of Atlas.......................................(0000B) xii - The Challenge of Poseidon...................................(0000C) xiii - The Challenge of Hades.....................................(0000D) xiv - The Cliffs of Madness.......................................(0000E) xv - The Architect's Tomb.........................................(0000F) xvi - The Path to Hades...........................................(0000G) xvii - Temple of the Oracle.......................................(0000H) 3. Final Note..........................................................(0000I) 4. Version History.....................................................(0000J) 5. Legal...............................................................(0000K) 6. Credits.............................................................(0000L) O============================================================================O | Controls (0000Z) | O============================================================================O O========================o===================================================O | Menu Controls | Function | O========================o===================================================O | Start | Access Menu Screens | |------------------------+---------------------------------------------------| | Select | Pause Game / Options Menu | |------------------------+---------------------------------------------------| | Left analog / D-pad | Highlight / menu item | |------------------------+---------------------------------------------------| | X | Select menu item | |------------------------+---------------------------------------------------| | Triangle | Previous screen | |------------------------+---------------------------------------------------| | L1 / R1 | Scroll Menu Screens | o------------------------o---------------------------------------------------o O========================o===================================================O | On Ground Controls | Function | O========================o===================================================O | Left analog | Walk / Run / Climb | |------------------------+---------------------------------------------------| | Right analog | Evade | |------------------------+---------------------------------------------------| | X | Jump | |------------------------+---------------------------------------------------| | X + X | Double Jump | |------------------------+---------------------------------------------------| | Square | Normal Attack | |------------------------+---------------------------------------------------| | Triangle | Heavy Attack | |------------------------+---------------------------------------------------| | Circle | Grab Enemies | |------------------------+---------------------------------------------------| | L1 | Block (Parry if block at right time) | |------------------------+---------------------------------------------------| | D-Pad | Select Magic (when acquired) | |------------------------+---------------------------------------------------| | L2 | Use Item / Magic | |------------------------+---------------------------------------------------| | R2 | Action / Interact with world | |------------------------+---------------------------------------------------| | L3 + R3 | Rage of the Gods (When rage meter full) | |------------------------+---------------------------------------------------| | Triangle (Hold) | Launch and follow enemy into the air | |------------------------+---------------------------------------------------| | X (After enemy launch) | Super Jump | |------------------------+---------------------------------------------------| | Circle (Enemy in air) | Chain Grab | |------------------------+---------------------------------------------------| | Start | Access Menu Screens | |------------------------+---------------------------------------------------| | R2 (Hold) + X (Charge) | To Kick Objects | o------------------------o---------------------------------------------------o O========================o===================================================O | In Air Basics | Function | O========================o===================================================O | Square | Horizontal Attack | |------------------------+---------------------------------------------------| | Triangle | Vertical Attack | |------------------------+---------------------------------------------------| | Circle | Air Grap | |------------------------+---------------------------------------------------| | L1 | Block | |------------------------+---------------------------------------------------| | D-Pad | Select Magic (When acquired) | |------------------------+---------------------------------------------------| | L2 | Use Item / Magic | |------------------------+---------------------------------------------------| | R1 | Hercules Stomp | |------------------------+---------------------------------------------------| | Circle (Hold) | Rope Swing (when hanging on a rope) | o------------------------o---------------------------------------------------o O============================================================================O | Full Walkthrough (00000) | O============================================================================O __ / od of War /------------------------------------------------------------o | _ -----o-----\ Aegean Sea | \_/ (00001) \-----------------------------------------------------------o At the very beginning of the game you're given control of Kratos, a man who wields two swords attached to the end of very long chains. Using a combination of the square (weak attack) and triangle (strong attack) buttons you can perform numerous different combos at the start. To save you the time of learning everything progressively with the tutorials you can also throw enemies with circle, block attacks with L1 and evade by moving the right analog stick. Get yourself accustomed to the controls by smashing through all the enemies in this area. Note a fun little tip, when you press the circle button to grab enemies you can perform three different throws. While holding the enemy press either circle, triangle or square to do one of the three different throws. After all the enemies have been disposed approach the trap door in the upper left corner and press the R2 button to grab hold. Continue to press the R2 button over and over again until the trap door opens then drop down. There's a treasure chest right here when you land, hold the R2 button to grab on and open it. Inside a number of green orbs will refill your health. You can break many of the objects in this area to get red orbs as you continue North down the hallway. Head down into the next hallway. Here you will be ambused by a large "miniboss." It's the head of a hydra and it's extremely angry. To defeat this boss you need to run up to it and attack using a combination of square and triangle attacks to dish out as much damage as possible. The boss will be constantly attacking and size that's virtually impossible to dodge you need to block it instead. When the head moves back to strike just stand where you are and hold the L1 button to protect yourself from the attack and go in swinging madly after each one. Continue this process over and over until you've knocked out about half its health. At that point it will fall down and the option to play a minigame appears. To initiate the minigame press the circle button when you see the circle icon appear over the beast's head. Now you have to press the button that appears on screen quickly, if you see a triangle press the triangle button and so on. Doing this will treat you to a rather violent and brutal scene. Once the monster is gone continue forward and begin to cross over the pit on the beams that extend overtop. It's quite a balancing act but if you happen to slip you can usually just tap the X button to climb back up again. If you fall entirely just swim back to the start and give it another try. Break the barrels on the other side to get all the red orbs and then jump through the crack in the wall to the left. There's a man in the cage at the end of the path, you can speak to him using the R2 button. Climb the stairs on the right and open the treasure chest to receive a whole bunch of red orbs. Continue down the hall past the wooden barrier and kick open the door with the R2 button. Outside you'll find a huge chaotic scene of violence involving some nasty winged creatures ripping men apart. Return the favour by using the circle button to rip their wings off completely, this will occur for many enemies throughout the game, special throws based on the type of enemy they are. It's an unfortunate truth that the innocent men running around on deck will drop health when killed, so if you need it then just start swinging madly. After defeating a few of the creatures and thinning them out a little run to the opposite side of the deck where you will find two doors. Approach one of them and open it by tapping the R2 button, it will reveal a chest containing red orbs as will the second one. Head back and continue your slaughter of the winged cratures, eventually a boss will appear. This actually isn't so much a boss as a miniboss again. It has a few basic attacks, first there's a generic bite attack which bites down on the spot wherever you are stand, simply block this attack. The second attack the monster will pound its head down on the left side followed by the right side followed by the middle so knowing this pattern be sure to avoid it entirely. Finally the creature has a swiping attack where it uses its head to swing around on the ground and swipe you to the side. This one can by jumping if you double jump and time it correctly. The last one is an attack you actually want it to perform. It grabs you in it's mouth but using the circle button and tapping it as fast as you can you can break free and do some serious damage to the creature in the process, so it's actually beneficial to be hit by this. While you're not in its mouth however just stick with normal triangle and square attacks to defeat the creature, you must drain all its health this time rather than just a partial amount to kill it. After defeating the miniboss drop down into the water where its head had popped up from since there is now a hole in the ship. Swim up down the corridor and grab hold of the mesh net at the end. Start climbing up and jump back onto the ship when you reach the top. The game will now teach you a new attack, hold the triangle button to do an upward swing and launch an enemy into the air. You will automatically jump up along with him so while airborne press the circle button to do an air throw, this manoeuvre can be pretty helpful at times so keep it in mind. Start tiptoeing across the pole leading off the upper right side of the ship, if you fall then you die but the checkpoint was quite recently don't worry. When you reach a fork take the right branch to find a chest containing red orbs. Go back and take the left branch to reach another ship. Head up to trigger a cutscene. Following the scene open the nearby chest to reveal a whole bunch of healing green orbs. Left of the chest is a glowing save point, while standing on the save point press the R2 button to bring up the save menu and then you can save your game. Back on the ship drop down and run up to find a crate behind the first box on your right. Using the R2 button you can grab hold of the crate and either push or pull it in any direction. You can also hold the X button to charge up and kick the crate in the direction you are facing. What you need to do is get this crate all the way down to where the archers are shooting at you because the ledge is too high to jump up to. The problem is that the arrows can actually destroy the crate, and while another one will respawn you have to go back and try again so the easiest way to do it is charge up a kick when no arrows are coming at you and release right before they hit. Kick the crate all the way to the end underneath the archers and use it to double jump up and grab hold of the ledge. Kill off all the archers and then open up the treasure chest containing green orbs. Head down to the end of the hall and you'll find a locked door but you cannot open it. Your only option is to climb up the ladder on the opposite side and leave them. There's a large net here and it is your only means of going further. Approach the net to automatically grab hold of it and begin to climb. Note as you are climbing that you can attack and grab still while on the net. Grabbing is going to be most helpful, the best grab is the one you do while holding up on the left analog stick since it's fast and effective. The other grab is good if there's multiple enemies around. Note that as you climb you can hold up and press the X button to climb up faster. On the way up there's a platform but still more net to climb after that, when you reach the very top head down and balance across the large pole. At the other side of this pole is a lone chest containing a stash of red orbs. Now head back across and jump up to grab that long rope leading from the top of the pole down to the other ship. Break open the left and right wooden blockades to reveal a chest containing red orbs on the left and a Gorgon Eye on the right. Collect a total of six Gorgon Eyes to permanently increase you maximum health (so in other words, you just got a Blue Orb Fragment.) Break through the middle and approach the glowing blue flame down at the end. Here you will meet the one of the many Greek gods who assists you with your quest by granting you a special power which in this case comes in the form of a magic spell. Using the L2 button you can crate a huge blast of lightning around you and deal heavy damage to foes. It's quite an effective attack in large groups and for bosses actually. Use Poseidon's Rage here to take out the enemies that spawn around you, there's now a blue bar below you health which represents your magic power and using Poseidon's rage drains this bar, but you can refill your magic by defeating some enemies or finding chests with blue orbs in them. Head through the door that Poseidon's head was blocking and make your way outside again. On your left is another save point which may come in handy here; on the right are two treasure chests which will fully restore both your health and your magic power. Climb the net and get ready for a boss fight. There are three Hydra's here, two babies and one absolutely enormous Hydra which you cannot even access because when you try to climb up the net in the middle the two smaller Hydras will automatically knock you off every single time. So here's what you need to do in order to kill this boss. First of all you should fight these two smaller Hydras the same way you fought the previous one with the exception that they will not grab you in their mouths, but one very large advantage you have now that you didn't have before is Poseidon's Rage. Regardless kill the smaller Hydras however you see fit but you'll notice that once they go down you cannot hurt them anymore and after a certain amount of time they will come back to life with almost full health again. There's a special trick here, when one of the Hydras is down notice that there are a bunch of crates piled up beside them. Hop up these crates and there above their heads is a large anchor-like object under a suspended platform. Jump on top of this platform and it will break and descend into the beast's neck, pinning it in place permanently. Now all you have to do is the exact same thing with the Hydra on the other side and both of them will be pinned down so that they cannot prevent you from climbing up to reach the real boss. The real boss too is a Hydra but far larger than any your have ever seen before. It has a few basic attacks mostly involving large biting motions. It has a weaker bite attack which it pulls it's head back and bites the middle of the platform you're on. The best way to avoid taking damage is to double jump and hold the block button, the teeth won't hurt you. Blocking isn't so effective when he pulls his head back to the side and does a more powerful chomp on either the left and right side of you platform. Your best bet is to predict which side he's going to chomp and jump away from it while holding the block button in the air. The final one is a big stupid roar meant to blow you off the top but in the end as long as you're holding the block button the attack can do no such thing. Your main goal is to use the opportunities when the monster bites down on the platform to start hacking and slashing away and while you can hack and slash at it while it's in the normal stance as well, magic should only be used right after the creature bites down, run up to its head and zap it then move into a combo of square and triangle attacks which should actually refill your magic pretty well. Now you'll also want to know how to actually damage the boss. When you've take off about a third of his life the minigame circle icon will appear. Press circle and you'll be given the chance to tap as fast as you can and end up slamming the monsters head against the pole. His life refills as this point and it seems like nothing happened but if you look close you'll see the pole has actually splintered. You need to do this a total of three times before the pole actually breaks. Now once its broken damage the boss for about one third of its health and there's a chance to do a new minigame, I won't spoil it, but it's awesome. Note that I have received a good amount of email from people claiming that no matter how hard they try, they cannot slam the boss' head against the pillar, no matter how fast they press circle it does not work. I'm telling you know in all honesty that I cannot help you, I have never experienced this problems personally. Obviously it's either one of two things. First, these people just aren't tapping circle fast enough, tap it faster! Second considering the volume of people having this problem there's always a chance it could be a glitch in the game, it's not free of them that's for sure. In this case all I can recommend is starting over, you're still near the beginning, it shouldn't take you too long to get here again and hopefully then you can get it. When the boss is dead you need to actually run into his mouth and down his throat. There's a man hanging on for his life at the end, press the R2 button to trigger a quick scene. Now you've got the key to that locked door from before. Exit the monsters innards and climb up the crates on the right side of the ship. You can jump and grab the mesh netting at the top, there's two chests here containing health and another Gorgon Eye. Jump up into the air and grab onto the sliding rope. You'll drop in a familiar place, you can use the save point to save your game and then run down the lower area to reach the crate which is still in position. Double jump up to the ledge and head through the hall to reach the locked door. Approach the door and use the key by pressing the R2 button, run to the end of the hall and use the R2 button once again to kick down the door. This scene marks the end of the first area. __ / od of War /------------------------------------------------------------o | _ -----o-----\ The Gates of Athens | \_/ (00002) \-----------------------------------------------------------o When you start off in this area you can speak to the women in your bed using the R2 button. Be sure to jump up on the bed and "interact" with them. Yeah. Anyway you can read your diary over in the corner of the room if you wish. Leave this place and break all the objects along the way as you go to find numerous red orbs. There's a save point down at the far end of the hall. Continue along and open the chest to refill your magic entirely and then get the green orbs as well before you ascend the ladder. You can speak to the statue at the front of your ship using the R2 button if you wish. Use the plank leading from the right side down onto the docks. At the end you'll encounter some new enemies, these are more difficult than the ones you've faced previously, you cannot grab them normally you must first damage them to the point where the circle button icon appears above their head and then you can use a throw to finish them off. You're taught once again that the L1 button is block for good reason, these things have a nasty habit of slashing you up, so be sure to block regularly between attacks. Run down to the end of the path where you will find a huge cracked hole in the wall. Jump through this to land in the water on the other side. Jump up to the door and head down the hall where you'll encounter a bunch of enemies but also find a chest in the corner containing a Phoenix Feather. Collect a total of six of these to permanently increase your magic bar. At the end of the hall back outside again there's a chest with green orbs inside. Jump up onto the crates and drop down to find yourself back at the beginning again. Return to where the large crack in the wall was but this time jump across the gap to find a lever on a platform. You can pull this lever using R2 and ride the elevator up. At the top there's a chest containing green orbs but if you just got the one before coming up here leave it for now because you may nee it after. You're about to encounter a new type of enemy, the minotaur. To defeat these enemies first you must use normal attacks and blocks to damage it to the point where the circle button icon appears above its head. If you press circle at this point you'll be thrust into a minigame where you have to tap the circle button as fast as you can to finish the beast off. It is possible just to attack normally and kill it like that, but as the games notes doing it this way will mean that the enemy drops healing green orbs every single time. Down at the end of this path is a chest to refill your magic power, and don't forget the healing chest you may have left prior to fighting the three beasts. Follow the path along and ride the next elevator up. You will find yourself in a large area guarded by a powerful enemy who fires a large spiked ball out of his hand. Blocking this yields rather unfortunate results so your best bet is to dodge it entirely using the right analog stick to evade. Jumping is also quite an effective dodging technique. When the monster has take enough damage press circle to initiate the minigame where you must correctly hit a random button that appears on screen quickly in order to keep up with the animation and finish the monster off. You'll need to fight a total of three of them in this area, when you've got two of them coming at you at once try letting loose a Poseidon's Rage between them for massive damage to both. After the large creatures are dead there are a couple of things to check out. First run to the upper right corner to find a hidden chest full of red orbs. You'll also note that there is a chest with green orbs near the door, and another one if you jump over the edge at the lower right corner. You probably won't need both of them right now and since you'll be back here again make note of where they are but save at least one of them for later. You should note however that the one near the door changes colours, press the R2 button while it is the colour of the orb you wish to get and it will remain that colour when opened. Follow the hall up past this magic chest to reach a large room with crates piled up high. Here's what you want to do, first notice that two of these stacks of crates actually have wooden crates holding them up at the bottom. Break these two wooden crates to shorten the height of the stacks and reveal the exit to the room. Don't be too hasty however. First double jump onto the crate at the lower left corner. From here jump diagonally uper and right to reach the central crate stack. Now across from you there is a platform with a ladder and a treasure chest, resist the urge to jump there for now and instead jump right to grab hold of a taller crate stack. From here you can see an opening in the wall with two chests inside, one refills your magic entirely and the other nets you another Gorgon Eye. Jump back across and this time land on the stack with the ladder, inside the chest you'll find a whole bunch of red orbs. Climb the ladder and start to shimmy across to the end of the small ledge. When you reach the end hold left on the analog stick (the opposite direction you're facing) and double jump to grab hold of the mesh net on the nearby crate stack. Get on top of this stack and jump left to reach the door, but you aren't done yet. Jump up onto the crate opposite the door and then across once again to the next one where you'll find another chest with red orbs inside. Now you can jump back and go through the door. Open the chest in this room if you really need it, but not if you only "kind of" need it because almost guaranteed you WILL need it soon. Approach the flaming door and watch the scene. Now it's time to face off against the leader of the Gorgons, Medusa. She has a couple of basic attacks, but the most notable is the stone gaze. Now and then she will fire a green beam out and if you are caught in this beam for too long you will turn to stone. You don't die instantly when turned to stone but even the slightest tap will shatter you and kill you, if you happen to be turned to stone throw the left analog stick around like crazy to get out of it. Anyway the main thing to keep in mind is that you never want to jump while she is doing this attack, if you are turned to stone in mid-air you will shatter when you land. Instead you have two options, the first is to roll around using the right analog stick which is a fairly effective tactic, the second works even better. When the Medusa begins to use this attack simply run up to her and cast Poseidon's Rage. Combo her using the square and triangle attacks as much as possible to keep knocking her down, that's the best way to avoid damage from her normal attacks and eventually the circle button icon will appear over her head. Press it to grab her and initiate the minigame. What you need to do is press the left analog stick in the direction of the tail of the arrow you see on screen and rotate it in the direction shown. Doing this correctly two times will have you rip off the beast's head and give you the Medusa's Gaze. Now you can cycle between Poseidon's Rage and Medusa's Gaze with the D-Pad. The stone beam uses up magic power but catch enemies in the beam long enough and they will be turned to stone, at that point you can quickly shatter them with a normal attack. Hold L2 and press square to fire the beam at enemies, kill all of the minitaur's that appear in this room with the gaze to continue. Head through the door that was previously blocked by Aphrodite and defeat all the enemies in this hallway. There's a large ladder to climb up at the end, climb up this ladder to the point where you're just about at the top. Now double jump backward in the opposite direction and you should land on a platform archway with a treasure chest on it. Open this chest to get a stash of red orbs. From here you can also jump into an opening in the left wall to find even more red orbs. Return to the ladder and ascend it all the way to the top. Immediately as you start moving you will find a lever in front of you, avoid pulling it for the moment. Instead approach the crossbow in the middle and hold R2 to grab onto it. While holding R2 hold down on the left analog stick as well until Kratos fires it automatically. This reveals breaks a hole in the wall and reveals two chests. Ignore it for now. Open the chest with the green orbs if you need it and then save your game at the nearby save point. Head back down and bit and pull the level to turn the crossbow to face another direction. Before doing anything pull it a second time to make the crossbow facing to your left. Go forward and fire it, this breaks a hole in the wall and allows you to get the chest containing another Phoenix Feather. Pull the lever one final time so that it faces straight up and fire to break down the door. Shooting another arrow accomplishes nothing at the moment. Follow the newly opened hallway and make a left at the fork. Drop down to the bottom and defeat all the enemies here, there's a chest beside the gate with a Gorgon Eye inside. Tap the R2 button while standing beside the gate to open it, but now you need to go back. Turn around and climb up the ladder where you just came from. At the fork you will see a ladder on the right wall leading up, climb this ladder now. Outside you'll be ambushed by a bunch of normal enemies, just wipe them all up before you try the following. See where there is a partial ladder? Start climbing up the wall there. Part way up the stack of crates on your left will end and you can actually stop and stand on top of them. Drop from this stack of crates onto the red roof of the building on your left. From this building you can jump straight up and land in the area where you broke the wall away using the crossbow and open up the chests to get a whole bunch of red orbs. Drop down and head through the gate you opened just recently and climb up the two ladders to reach the area with the wall you started to climb. This time climb up further and start making your way across to the right, note that you can jump sideways as well as up. Watch out for all the enemies as you go, take your time and smash them to avoid being pulled off. When you reach the right side climb down slowly until you hit ground below. There's a thin walkway leading along the left side, follow it to reach a huge statue. An R2 icon appears when you get up to it so begin tapping R2 as fast as you can to knock the statue over. Beyond the statue is a chest with green orbs inside and a ladder leading down. Climb down the ladder and jump up onto the head of the broken statue, you can now jump to reach the bottom of the ladder. Up top there are a couple of normal Gorgon enemies to fight which are just weaker versions of the queen Medusa. Check the left side for a chest containing green orbs and then climb further up the ladder to reach the next level. You can damage the two pillars on the left side and use them to jump on to reach the top level. Use the crossbow here to fire an arrow with a rope tied to the back off to the other side of the area. Walk around to the front of the crossbow and double jump to grab onto this rope. It's not a sliding rope but rather a hand-over-hand rope for you to go across. The triangle button allows you to do a range attacks while the square button does a quick attack and the circle button does an instant kill grab attack. Just make your way across sticking with the circle button grab most of the time even though you'll take a bit of damage, just don't underestimate the obnoxiousness of the enemies coming from behind you and start spinning the left analog stick wildly if one of them grabs you. Drop down on the other side and open the chest to refill your health entirely and go down the hall to the left. Open this door by tapping the R2 button and return to the crossbow. Save your game here and then fire the crossbow in the direction you just came from to break open the door. With the door opened a whole bunch of enemies swarm into the hall. Rather than going up to fight each one individually simply keep using the crossbow and fire four arrows to instantly kill four minotaurs, pretty sweet. Run to the end of the hall and climb up the ladder to find a red orb and green orb chest. After that drop down to the bottom of the ladder and follow the path outside for a scene. __ / od of War /------------------------------------------------------------o | _ -----o-----\ The Road to Athens | \_/ (00003) \-----------------------------------------------------------o Ascend the stairs and watch the quick scene at the top. Use the save point on your right and then follow the left path down into the city. The main path becomes blocked so head left into the tunnel here. The gate blocks you in so you're left with a couple of hammer wielding minotaurs. The important thing to note in here is that there is a button on the ground below you where if you press it then the gate at the other end opens, but if you step off it then the gate closes. If the solution to this is not already obvious then listen close, lure one of the minotaurs onto the button and then use the Medusa's Gaze to freeze him there. Now you can run to the end and get through the gate while it's still open. Don't worry if you happen to run out of magic while doing this, the blue orb chest near the top automatically refills after you empty it. Open the chest past the gate to refill your health and then follow the tunnel out into the the city area where everyone is running wild. Jump up onto the roof of the second house of your right. You can break down the door here and check inside the house to find a chest full of red orbs. Break down the front door of the house across the street to find another stash of red orbs. Next door you can jump up and grab the ledge above the front door, and from here jump onto the roof where you will find a chest containing more red orbs. Check inside the next house down the road on your left to get a Phoenix Feather. From here continue to follow the road until it curves to the left, when it does the house on the curve (on the right side) has a chest containing red orbs if you jump up onto the roof and break down the door. Go one house down still on the right side and through the front door is another chest full of red orbs. A couple of houses down on the left side go through the front door and open both the chests to find a Gorgon Eye and a Phoenix Feather. A couple more houses down on the right side is a chest containing red orbs. Check the second and third last houses on the left side to get two more stashes of red orbs. Now smash through those blockades at the end. Double jump across and grab the rope that is hanging down from above. Hold the circle button to begin swinging and when you come to the highest point of the swing press the X button to jump and you should be able to grab onto the other rope. Before swinging across however hold up and the left analog stick to climb. At the top you can jump left to find a treasure chest with many red orbs inside. Now from here you can just double jump and land on the ground on the other side. Continue from here down into the Athens Town Square. __ / od of War /------------------------------------------------------------o | _ -----o-----\ Athens Town Square | \_/ (00004) \-----------------------------------------------------------o There's people running around like crazy here and you know what that means, free health whenever you want and that's good because your about to face off against the cyclops, a new type of enemy. This whole section is extremely frustrating for one reason and one reason only, but I'll get to that in a minute. To defeat the cyclops simply stick with square button attacks and dodge their attacks with the R3 stick rather than trying to block them. Once enough damage has been done the circle icon appears and allows you to smash their face on the ground, it's not an instant kill but it does good damage. The frustrating thing is that half the time you're actually trying to do this you're going to end up grabbing some stupid townsperson instead and miss a perfectly good opportunity, it's annoying as hell but at least it makes me feel less bad about picking them off for health. Kill all the enemies here. Take the hallway at the upper left side of the town square and follow it to a nice wide open room with pretty reflecting floors. In this room there are three wall panels you can break open to reveal an urn, a chest with blue orbs and a chest with a Gorgon Eye inside. Climb to the top of the stairs and open the chest with green orbs inside. Jump across the gap and follow the woman up the stairs for a scene. (Incidentally if you drop down where you jumped the gap you can find some objects to break for red orbs and a magic green/blue orb treasure chest.) There's a save point at the top here and if you jump left you'll find a chest with a Phoenix Feather inside. Drop down where the lady fell and examine her body to get a Key. Now climb all the way back up to where you just dropped from. On your way there you'll find a bunch of enemies with special yellow shields, these shield can be broken by doing a couple of normal square attacks followed by a triangle attack. Jump to the right of the save point and use the key to unlock the trap door. Tap the R2 button to open it and jump down inside. Use the save point here and follow the tunnel along until you reach a gate. Open it by tapping the R2 and climb the stairs. __ / od of War /------------------------------------------------------------o | _ -----o-----\ Rooftops of Athens | \_/ (00005) \-----------------------------------------------------------o There's a large vine growing up the side of the wall on the right side, this is where you need to start climbing up. When you reach a point where you can't climb any higher press the left analog stick in the opposite direction and double jump across to grab the vine on the other side. Continue up and then do this again, finally jump across to the left when you reach the top and get the chests containing blue and green orbs, when you go outside you'll encounter a new type of enemy. This enemy moves about underground and bursts up dealing damage to you in the process, to defeat them you should always block when they are approaching from underground and then start attacking when they pop out. Soon after some rather obnoxious guys with bows will appear on the stairs, take the time to run over and kill them otherwise they'll probably end up really pissing you off while you're trying to fight. Grab the chest with the green orbs after the battle and start to climb up the stairs. This part can get rather difficult so stay on your guard and only attack when it's safe, you need to fend off a bunch of those skeleton warriors as well as the large beast with the spikey ball. After the battle grab the chest with the green orbs at the top and then go back down and through the door. Head down at first and you'll find a chest full of red orbs. Now start to cross the bridge where all those soldiers met their end and double jump across to the platform. From here you can double jump and grab hold of the vines that line the side of the pillar in the middle. Shimmy around to the right side and then jump to the next pillar. Try to time your jumps between the arrows fired from the enemies so that you aren't struck in mid air and fall to your doom. On the second pillar climb around to the right side and jump across. Open the chest here and get the red orbs. You'll come to a fork up the path, at this fork is a chest that changes colour, refill either your health or magic whichever needs it more. Take the right path at the save point and save your game in the next room. Ascend the ladder at the top. You'll find a ladder at the upper right corner of the roof, go up and get the two treasure boxes here for eithe magic or health and a Gorgon Eye. Drop down again and jump across to the other building on the left side. Here you'll find a multicoloured chest again and if you jump across to the left you can grab onto a rope. Swing and jump to reach the other side where you'll find a treasure trove of health, magic and red orbs which you can barely open thanks to those stupid archers in the background. It's possible to kill them later and come back for these so you can do that if you wish. Head back and smash the wooden barrier beside the chest so that you can jump across to the next building. Break the barrier and this building and double jump across, you certainly won't make it to the ledge but you will grab onto the vines that adorn the wall. Climb up and open the chest to refill your magic power. There's a shiny object on the ground up the ramp, press the R2 button for a quick scene and then continue along the path to a ramp which you can kick down with the R2 button. Head back down to the save point room and go out the door, this time take the upper left path. You'll come to a large ballista (crossbow thing) which you can grab hold of with the R2 button. Push and kick this thing down into the next room. Now in this room you will notice an odd panel on the floor, go to the door beside it and use the R2 button to pull it open. Inside a ton of enemies spawn but you can take them all out quickly using the Poseidon's Rage. After they're taken care of go out and place the ballista on the gear shaped panel in the floor, now pull the lever. Leave the room and grab the ballista which has been turned 90 degrees and pull it off the panel. Pull the lever once again to reset it and put the ballista back on. Turn it one more time and it will be rotated to face toward that immovable door. Set it in the middle of the room, then pull back and fire. Before going through the door that you just smashed open, climb up the ladder that the lever brought down and get the chest containing red orbs. Pull open the door at the upper right as well to find a multicoloured chest. Now head through the door in the centre and follow the path to find another of the many gods. He grants you the magic power Zeus' Fury. Head through the door that Zeus blocked previously and cross the bridge. While standing on the bridge with Zeus' Fury equipped you can hold down the L2 button and press square to fire lightning bolts at the archers in the background. Destroying all of them opens up the door that had the red forcefield before down the hall to the right of where you came out of the Zeus door. Through there is a large room with a crumbling wall at the top end, break down this wall to find three chests containing magic refill, a Gorgon Eye and a Phoenix Feather. Head back across the bridge and make a right at the fork, save your game here. Head up the ladder to the roof again and jump across. You now have the ability to kill those damn archers in the background and get all those chests across the swinging part if you wish. When you're ready jump across and return to the part where the guy wouldn't put the bridge across for you. Take aim with your Zeus' Fury and eliminate his face off. You'll find two chests in the first room on the other side containing a Gorgon Eye and a Phoenix Feather. Follow the path down the hall to the room at the end where you'll find another two chests both with sashes of red orbs. Stand on the circular button for a second to ride the elevator down to the area below. Start running and as you cross the bridge a cutscene will occur. Balance your way across the bridge support beam and save your game at the save point on the other side. Ascend the stairs to the top where you'll need to fight your way through a number of normal enemies. You can break a hole in the wall to reveal a chest full of red orbs around here. Keep climbing the stairs until you finally reach the Temple of the Oracle. Open the two chests here containing green orbs and blue orbs then start to cross the bridge. __ / od of War /------------------------------------------------------------o | _ -----o-----\ Temple of the Oracle | \_/ (00006) \-----------------------------------------------------------o At the end of the bridge you'll be thrown into a battle with a ton of those flying nuisances and a couple of gorgons, defeat them all to open up the blocked paths. There's a scene here as well afterward, when it's over climb the stairs and grab the chests on the left and right side of the temple entrance for a Gorgon Eye and a Phoenix Feather. Inside the actual temple run to the top end and grab the staties there, you can pull them out to reveal two chests, both multicoloured. These statues actually serve a purpose, you may have noticed by now that the swarm of harpies is literally unending, and for that reason you cannot continue any further (you'll see why if you climb the stairs.) What you need to do is drag the left statues down and use it to block the left hole, then drag the right statue down and use it to block the right hole. Now take out any remaining harpies and voila, you're free. Take the lower left gate next to yet another multicoloured chest and lift it up. Before going up the stairs jump up onto the ledge to your right, here you will find a chest with another Gorgon Eye. On the adjacent side there's a chest full of red orbs. Now climb the stairs and begin to make your way across the ceiling beams Head left to find one at the end leading up that doesn't collapse then follow along to the right until you find another one. Head up and jump off beside the save point here. Save your game and head left. Follow this hallway all the way to the end past the normal enemies and watch the scene there. All right here's what you need to do. First of all head right and notice that there is an elevator there that goes down when you stand on it. Beside the door where you came from are two statues. What you need to do is go and get one of those statues and then place it on the elevator. Now after doing that go and get the other and set it beside the elevator but not on it. Stand on the elevator so that it goes down but jump back so you don't go with it. When the elevator hits the bottom push the second statue on top of the first one. Now jump down yourself and drag it off the elevator. Notice that in the background there is a large platform held up by four pillar and beside it a smaller structure with a treasure chest on top containing red orbs. Well here's the first thing to do. Push the pillar over to these two structures and place it on the right side a good few feet from the tall thing. In order to follow this you'll need to have an idea of what I'm trying to do. If you double jump into the air to the right of these two structures you should see two treasure chests up top of the rock ledge. Well what you need to do is jump onto the small structure with the chest, and from there jump onto the taller platform. Now from here jump over to your two-story statue and then to the rock ledge with the two chests, trust me, it works. After opening all the chests drop down. Make your way around in a clockwise direction staying alongside the walls, you'll notice two place where there is a cracked wall surrounded by a kind of archway. Break these cracked walls with normal attacks to reveal two chests, one with a Gorgon Eye and then other with red orbs. Now it's time to save that stupid lady. Drag the statue pillar over to the left side in between the tall platform and the fountaing. Now jump up and get on top of the tall platform via the smaller one and jump to your pillar. From here you can jump across and grab hold of the vines. As you start to shimmy across to the left a scene occurs and a time limit starts. You have approximately 70 seconds to get from here to saving the girl, before you start I'll dispell your main worries and say that if you fail you'll automatically restart at the beginning of the timed challenge so don't worry too much. Head across the vines and position yourself for a jump, be sure to wait for each rotation of these things to finish before you actually make the jump yourself. Use techniques like the sideways and upward jump to get across the vines faster. Double jump from the highest vine to reach the rope and swing across to the other side. You'll need to balance along the thin beams here but you can save time by double jumping when you're about half way there. Jump across to the rope and from the rope to the large fountain, when you move toward the girl a scene automatically cuts in. Now leave through the door. When you come out you'll find a save point and have the choice of two paths. If you take the stairs up beside the save point it's a long path leading to a large emblem and a cliff. The main reason to come up here is the treasure chest behind the emblem containing a Phoenix Feather. Return to the save point and head right across the large sword. Descend the enormous spiral staircase and open the chest at the bottom to get another Phoenix Feather. When you jump over the barrier here you're officially down in the sewers. __ / od of War /------------------------------------------------------------o | _ -----o-----\ The Sewers of Athens | \_/ (00007) \-----------------------------------------------------------o There are two chests on either side of you, both multicoloured. Follow the sewers further down and defeat all the enemies that attack you If you jump up to where all the archers are attacking from you'll find not only a multicoloured chest but one with a stash of red orbs in the left corner as well. Drop down and head along the path until you reach a metal barrier, double jump up and climb onto the ledge. There's a bunch of minotaurs you need to defeat here but if you've levelled the Blades of Chaos up to three by now note that the triangle button combo is extremely effective against them since they're so slow. Open the multicoloured chest on the right side and then continue down the sewers. Two more chests can be found here and an additional two at the end, both containing red orbs. Jump up and get ready for a huge enemy-fest. You'll start by having to take down a couple of cyclops enemies which is much easier now that there aren't a million other townspeople to accidentally target, afterward a bunch of minotaurs and normal enemies to take care of all while being picked at by arrows from above. Ascend the ladder and take out the archers up there. Do it again on the next curve as well and grab the red orb chest while you're at it. Follow the sewers to another metal gate and jump up on top of it. Ahead of your is a ladder leading up to a chest and some spiral stairs. Pull the lever at the top of the stairs to form another set of stairs leading back up to somewhere familiar. Head up to the platform where you first saw Ares destroying the city, indeed he is still there. This time take the right path instead of the left path and save your game while you're at it. The enormous door is now open, proceed through and immediately turn right to find a chest containing a Gorgon Eye. On the left is a multicoloured chest, use it to revitalize yourself before entering the Desert of Lost Souls. __ / od of War /------------------------------------------------------------o | _ -----o-----\ Desert of Lost Souls | \_/ (00008) \-----------------------------------------------------------o Head down into the desert and watch the scene when you arrive. Now here's the first thing to note, from the statue if you run directly up and angle yourself slightly to the left you'll find a treasure chest containing a bunch of red robs beside a large pointed rock, don't worry if you can't find it, they're just red orbs. Return to the desert entrance and head East of the statue. Follow the lower edge all the way along for quite a long way until you finally reach the lower right corner of the desert. From here run directly Northwest and you should start to hear singing. North of the grassy area where the singing gets louder is a large temple. In front of this temple beside the multicoloured chest is the first siren, use magic primarily to destroy her as she is quite agile. Once she is dead then only two more remain. These aren't going to be easy to find, they're wandering around in the central area of the desert. Since they move around the only real help I can offer is general areas. If you find the stage-like section in the middle of the desert you should be able to find the first Siren (very) roughly South of there and the second (very) roughly North of there. Both of them are accompanied by two minotaurs as well. Once they are defeated the path opens in the East temple and you can go inside to save your game. Open the two chests here and then head down the stairs beside the save point. Down here you will find a conveyer belt, first of all the most important thing to note is to avoid those spikey things at the end. What you need to do is tap the R2 button to open the door on the wall and pull out the large block (there's a chest behind it as well.) Kick the block all the way left until it hits the wall and then use it so that you can jump high enough to reach the ledge. From here head through the door and go out onto the steps. Blow into the large horn for a scene and then follow the path, don't miss the chests and before you can blow on the next horn suddenly you are ambushed by quite a few sirens. Even after defeating them more appear, about fifteen or so in all so it's quite a task. In fact this may be a good time to use your Rage of the Gods. After the battle the horn reappears and you can blow into it to trigger a scene. __ / od of War /------------------------------------------------------------o | _ -----o-----\ Pandora's Temple | \_/ (00009) \-----------------------------------------------------------o Save your game and begin heading across the bridge. You will find two multicoloured chests on the other side, one on the left and one on the right side of the main door. Head left and take the sloping path that leads down and around to the other side. Here you will find a wall with a handle on the bottom, use the R2 button to grab on and pull the wall out as far as it can go before it won't move anymore. Now when you let go it's automatically going to start moving in again so you need to jump up it as fast as possible. At the top there's a scene, after the scene the gates are opened so drop down and head toward the door. As you go two new types of cyclops attack, they're just larger version of ones you've fought before so as usual the triangle combo works exceptionally well against them. After the battle climb the front stairs. Go left at the top and open the chest to find another Gorgon Eye. On the right side is a Phoenix Feather in the chest. When you're ready to proceed turn the lever in the middle by grabbing and walking around in an entire 360 degree turn. When you get inside the door closes behind you. Battle your way through a ton of undead skeleton warriors here, you must defeat all the enemies in this room before you can proceed any further. Following the battle examine the eye in the centre of the large wall, one at a time the characters highlight and when they all have, the path opens. __ / od of War /------------------------------------------------------------o | _ -----o-----\ The Rings of Pandora | \_/ (0000A) \-----------------------------------------------------------o Follow the hallway either up or down until you come to a door in the wall. Head through it to find some rather unpleasant crunching spike machines. Wait until they are opening and then use the right analog evade roll to ensure you make it through each one of them in one piece. At the other end some enemy archers are waiting to tear you apart, why not show them the same courtesy. Open the multicoloured chest as well as the other one at the top which has a stash of red orbs inside. Pull the lever in the centre of the left wall to lower down another lever outside the room. Run back out and begin to turn this round and round and round until you see a bright red flame. Approach it to meet with the next god and acquire a new weapon, the Blade of Artemis. After acquiring the new weapon continue on past where Artemis used to be. __ / od of War /------------------------------------------------------------o | _ -----o-----\ The Challenge of Atlas | \_/ (0000B) \-----------------------------------------------------------o Head down the hall and save your game along the way. The next room offers you the perfect chance to try out your new weapon by throwing a ton of the easiest enemies in the game at you,this doesn't last long however as you are also attacked by a number of more difficult Gorgons. Following the battle jump up and grab onto the bottom of the stairs at the upper right corner of the room and head around the path. Use Zeus' Fury to take out the archers in the background and then balance across to that side. In the corner there you'll find a chest containing a Gorgon Eye. Drop down and head through the hall at the lower right corner of this room. Follow the path and make sure all the enemies in the next area are taken care of, then go back to the fork in the hall and grab that box of rocks or whatever it is. Notice that when you step on the button in the main room the thing at the top spins around, then spins back when you step off. Well drag the box of rocks up near the spinning thing along with your and then charge up a kick to kick it toward the button. While it's sliding jump up toward the spinning thing and it will flip you around. On this side there are a number of enemies you need to defeat, as well as two chests above you, one multicoloured and the other full of red orbs. The third is a blue or chest on the left side. When you're done climb the ladder and jump across to the left side where you can pick up the Shield of Zeus. Drop down to the room below and examine the door on the lower left side to place the shield into the carving. Leave this area and return to the previous one, jump up and grab onto the stairs at the upper right corner. If you already cleared this place out then you're set, if not then you'll have to do some fighting. Get to the other side and pull the lever with the R2 button (the icon will not appear on the screen.) When the weight comes down grab hold of the rope and slide down with it. Get on the horizontal rope and start making your way across. On the other side are full health and magic healing chests. Now nearby is also the Shield of Hades. When you grab it be prepared for an absolute ambush, this is far more enemies at once than you've ever seen anywhere else in the entire game. Not only that the wall on the left side is closing in on you so it's just going to get tighter and tighter as you go along. Some effective attacks for this battle are obviously Poseidon's Rage, along with the L1 + Square Blade of Artemis attack and also doing a double jump and pressing triangle in the air with the Blade of Artemis works well. Defeat all the enemies and a path opens up to a couple of healing chests. Jump across to reach the rope you came down from and climb back up again. Return to the door where you put in the Shield of Zeus and now put in the Shield of Hades as well. This unlocks the door and allows you to pass. Descend the stairs and save your game in the hall at the bottom. Climb up the ladder and head through the door, prepare for some rather dangerous circumstances. It's hard not to notice that there are crazy death saws making their way back and forth, and while it seems like a crazy random assortment note that each path only has one saw on it so it's easy to get through without being hit as long as you wait for the saw to pass before moving forward. Ignore the levers in this area and head through the door on the right side. Defeat the enemies here and get onto the conveyer belt. There's some nasty chompers in here but nothing the evade roll can't get past. Follow the path up the stairs and across the bridge. On your left in this area is a multicoloured chest, and on the right is a wall that you can climb up. It's quite the trek to make it to the other end of this wall, you'll be moving in all directions. Your best bet is to move quickly using the X button to help you with that get to the other end and heal yourself, then pull the lever to drop the chain down which acts as a quick way to get back where you started. This next room is extremely difficult, what you need to do is destroy all the enemies before time runs out and the ground gives way beneath you. Most of the enemies carry those shields so you'll need to use triangle attacks with the Blades of Chaos to destroy them. Perhaps if I had gone into this with any magic power I could have done it normally but regardless I had to use Rage of the Gods after being unable to do it after a few tires, basically the enemies at the start are easy to take out but those stupid sirens just become extremely difficult to hit without magic. When every last enemy has been dispatched run to the top and grab the Handle of Atlas. Now you can exit the room and drop down the chain, a new save point has appeared there. Return to the room with all the moving saws and pull both the levers quickly then run through the door at the top, you have to be fast for this. Slowly make your way along the wall here and lift the door up. After defeating all the enemies in this room examine the object at the top and place the handle on it. Now turn the lever around so that the large ball is on Atlas back. Head through the opening on the right side and start ascending the stairs. Fight your way past all the enemies here and check left when you reach the top to find a chest containing Phoenix Feather. Run around to the right and open the chest on the left side of the lever to get a Gorgon Eye. Now pull the lever and watch the scene that follows. Jump down and head out the newly created entrance. Grab the handle on the coffin here with the R2 button and pull it down. When it's off completely jump on the coffin and tap R2 as fast as you can to acquire The Architect's Son's Head. The coffin moves and a hole appears underneath, drop down this hole and open the multicoloured chest at the bottom. Make your way along the decrepit hallway and watch the scene. Through the door at the end of the hall is a room you've seen before. Save your game here and head down the hall. Defeat the enemies along the way and examine the door with the large skull in it, you can use the Architect's Son's Skull to unlock it. In this room there is a huge cylinder rolling around in the hall bent on crushing you. Along the path are numerous places where you can press up and hide from it, but really the thing is actually moving slower than you are so a little caution is all that's necessary. Either wait for it to pass and go up (which is faster) or run down and all the way around to find a staircase. Go up the stairs and wait for it to come around again then jump on top of it. Walk in the opposite direction that it's rolling so you don't fall off and when it gets around to the ladder jump up and grab hold. Climb up to the top where you will find numerous chests including full magic and health, red orbs and a Gorgon Eye. Even a save point to boot. Run down the hall past the save point until you find yourself at the Challenge of Poseidon. __ / od of War /------------------------------------------------------------o | _ -----o-----\ The Challenge of Poseidon | \_/ (0000C) \-----------------------------------------------------------o Walk forward and a scene takes over almost immediately. There's a fight against a new type of enemy here, of course the three headed dog Cerberus. Also fighting along side it are little mini-cerberuses which get rather annoying quickly. I recommend using the Blade of Artemis here for heavy damage. Here's the main thing you're going to want to keep in mind, you absolutely must kill these little cerberus things regularly, indeed it is possible for them to fully grow and become large versions, having a whole bunch of these on the field at once is just death plain and simple so try and catch them in a Poseidon's Rage spell as often as possible. An email from Justin L has suggested using the Medusa Head here to make defeating the Cerberus easier, sounds like an effective tactic if you ask me. Once it has been taken care of open the multicoloured chest at the top and then head left. There's another chest here beside a large crate and some cyclops enemies running in from the background, dispose of them quickly. There's about a million archers around the corner, I imagine that crate is used as a shield so you can get close to them without taking damage, but I just run up to them and slashed them all to death. Whatever works for you I guess. Run to the end of the path being sure to destroy the mini-cerberuses on the way and take out all the archers beside the red forcefield. When they're all dead it opens. There's a lever in the middle of the room, here's how it works. When you pull the lever the room starts spinning and obviously the door where you came from is going to lead to different places. Well for starters it leads to a chest containing red orbs but what you need to do is open the chest very fast and get the orbs from it, then jump back out again before the gate closes on you and you die. There's four chests each containing red orbs on the way and the fifth one is your exit. You'll have to fight a new type of enemy here but there's nothing special you really need to know, attack and block like you've been doing all along. I'd recommend not spilling Coke on your controller, yeah, I just did that. Anyway run to the left side where the large chain is and jump up the wall, you can start climbing by grabbing onto the ledges. When you reach the top head right and you'll find a chest, inside this chest is a Muse Key. Jump back up and crawl around to the left side, you'll find two minotaur enemies here. Follow the path to the top where you will find both full healing and full magic chests beside the save point here. In the next room you'll find a long sloping path and a lever with no handle. Drop down and run up to the top of the path. Examine the door in this room and pick up the handle on the right side of the room. Run back and place it into the lever, begin turning to lower one of the cages. Push him over the edge and start to push him up the hill. When enemies spawn prop him on some of the broken concrete and fight them off. Continue to do this until you're up at the top of the hill. Manoeuvre the cage around and set it on the button behind the lever. Now be a man, pull the lever and burn the flesh from him bones. Doing so opens up the door. Run down to the bottom and examine the shiny object in front of the statue to receive Poseidon's Trident. Using this you can swim underwater by pressing the square button while swimming. Use the save point behind the statue and then jump into the water on the left side. Climb up the ladder and open the chest to get a Phoenix Feather. The chest on the other side has some green orbs inside. To proceed further jump into the right pool and swim to the lower end where you'll find a waterway going down. While underwater you can press and hold the R1 button to do an underwater dash, this breaks through cracked objects in your path. Defeat all the mini cerberuses on the other side and then open the chest on the left to get another Gorgon Eye. Open the door and pull the lever to reveal a new path behind the Poseidon Statue. Return there and defeat the two large cerberus enemies along with all the stupid harpies that get in your hair as well. Climb up the newly formed stone blocks and head down the path. Jump into the water at the end and start swimming along underwater through the ruins. You'll encounter a Nyad, press the circle button to hug it or whatever to get some bonuses like red orbs, feathers or Gorgon Eyes. This was something that was not mentioned in the original version of the walkthrough and is the the topic I have received the most email about out of every last guide I've ever written, so there you are, give them a hug, and thanks to the dozens and dozens (possibly hundreds) of people who pointed this out. Actually finally updating this is kind of sad, it means I won't be getting nearly as much email anymore, but alas, it seems I've gone too far off topic. Swim down and go through the small tunnel at the upper right. When you come to a fork turn right and you'll come to an opening carved into a mouth shape. Stop at the entrance and charge the R1 dash to dash into the room. Keep charging the R1 dash to make it all the way through without being harmed. Continue along underwater until you have a chance to come up. You need to defeat all the enemies here in order to lower the forcefield around the lever. Pull it and a gate opens. Now jump back down into the water and swim back to the fork where you made a right turn, and make a left turn. Pop out of the water and defeat all the soldiers here. Break through the wall at the top to find about a million urns and at the end a treasure chest containing a Muse Key. Return to the fork once again and head down. This next area is where you opened the large door to you can head up now. There's an underwater save point right in the next room. Use the R1 dash to break through the wall on left of the save point and swim up from the Nyad to reach a room with four chests each full of juicy red orbs. Head back and swim deeper down when you reach the Poseidon statue but not too far, stop when you see a chain right below you. Attached to this chain are a number of large barriers that will hurt you if you come into contact with them. The basic idea is pretty simple, these things and moving quickly across and will kill you if you're caught by them. At the bottom are areas you can swim down into to let them pass over top so here's what you do. Wait for one to pass and then swim down, charge the R1 dash and launch yourself to the left. When you stop moving you'll be right above one of the safe areas so hold square to swim down there. When the next one passes hold triangle to swim up, then do the R1 dash, when you stop do it one more time and swim normally for whatever distance you have left to cover to make it to the next safe area. After this you can swim normally to the end and descend down the circular waterway. Swim until you reach a very large room and surface. There's a save point on your lower left. Defeat the three minotaur enemies that appear here and make sure to get the multicoloured chests found on both the left and right sides. There's a lever in the centre, pull on it to raise up a path leading up to the top. This is a temporary path so when the levered is pulled, be sure to mosey along. On the other side both the left and right chests contain red orbs. Now here's what you need to do. Jump back in the water and swim to the lever again. Pull it but this time don't jump across the platforms instead jump into the water on the left side. Swim to the bottom and the back of this whole area, at the bottom of the largest pillar is a secret room, when you go in there and the pillars descend when the time is up it acts like an elevator. Follow the tunnel where it pops you out and surface at the end. It seems that we are back here once again. Save you game and leave the room, battling through the enemies with the yellow shields along the way. Return to the room where the large cylinder threatened to crush you and climb the stairs again. This time you can jump into the water on your left and swim down that circular hole along the path. Follow it and you'll pop out at a rather nasty looking area. On the right side of this field is a doorway you can break open using your normal attack. Save your game in here and run to the end where you will find a couple of treasure chests and a ladder. Ascend the ladder and follow the hall to pop out at your next challenge, The Challenge of Hades. __ / od of War /------------------------------------------------------------o | _ -----o-----\ The Challenge of Hades | \_/ (0000D) \-----------------------------------------------------------o Both the left and right sides of the stairs have healing chests. Jump up onto the left side of the room to find a door, when you examine it you must accept the challenge to make a blood sacrifice. Do so and a new type of centaur like enemies will appear. There's also a large circle area around the entrance, what you need to do is kill enough enemies within this circle so that the door opens, it's not easy. Eventually when you manage to accomplish this the door is unlocked and you can proceed through it. When you come out of the hall use the platform beside the door on the left side to jump up to the ledge above. Here you will find three chests, two with red orbs and one with a Phoenix Feather. Drop down again and lift up the door on the left side. In this hall the floors are behaving rather erratically and it just so happens that underneath them there is nothing but lava. What you need to do is time your jumps so that you can land on solid ground, rather than liquid magma. Roll past the spears in the next hall as well, then get ready to navigate through a maze. At the first fork the left path only takes you to a face, so head right. At the next fork make a left and you'll find yourself in an open area. At the top there's a treasure chest, open it to get a whole bunch of red orbs. Return to the previous fork and go straight this time, then make a left (if you go right, it's a health chest.) Here you will find a lever you can turn. Turn the lever to raise yourself up to the next level. Right beside the elevator you can grab hold of that block in the wall and push it forward so that it drops down. Run to the end before the path collapses and get the red orbs from the chest. Go back and make a right at the fork, then make another right and push the block forward so it falls. Defeat all the enemies in this room, grab the health and open the door down the hall at the upper left. Since you're back here again make a left at the fork. There's a large crushing block here. Wait for it to go out and then follow it and jump on top. Kill the enemies here in this area but you can't go through the door yet, it says you must kill all the enemies in the maze. The final two enemies are through the door being blocked by the crushinator. It goes further every time until the third time when it resets. Wait for it to go far enough so that you can get through the arch door that it's blocking and kill the two remaining enemies in there. Now you can pass through the door and find yourself back in the front hall again. Step on the large button in front of your to raise the huge statue out of the ground. Jump down and jump into the water where the statue came out of. At the bottom you will find a switch to pull, now the head is firing a light beam. Jump out of the water and climb the ladder on the side of the statue. Turn the lever at the back of the head to face it around in the opposite direction and light your path. Now jump off the head, save your game at the bottom of the stairs, and enter that room. Now here's a little something interesting, all these flaming balls coming toward you. Your job is to navigate between them as you progress up the path to try and reach the door at the end in between the slope the balls are rolling down. It's not easy, but not too difficult either. Refrain from using the right analog stick, it will probably do more harm than good, if your timing is right you can just run between all of them anyway. Once you reach the end go through the opening and defeat the enemies. Open the chests here to get some red orbs and a Phoenix Feather. Don't think you're in the clear yet however because if you read that tablet you'll realize you need to go back out there. Notice that along the way there were doors that you passed, well one of these many doors leads to the path you need to take. To save you the time of looking obviously, it happens to be the third last door on the left. This means from the top follow the left wall and go past the first two doors, try the third. Follow the hall to the end and get ready to fight. A number of large minotaurs wielding deadly dual sided axes await you here. Defeat all four of them with your best attack combos along with the archers that spawn soon after in order to remove the evil forcefield. Follow the upper right steps up and kill all the enemies in this area, if you're wondering why it's a dead end it's because the point of this area is to kill the archers, you can't proceed otherwise. Return to the previous room and take the upper left exit. Jump up and make your way across the rope here. Drop down into the arena and get ready for some massive combat against a horde of enemies. After the two minotaurs are killed, or enemies other enemies that are the last remaining climb up the ladder and jump to the next ledge. There's another maze here, at least somewhat. Go straight ahead at the first fork and make a right at the second one to find a chest with red orbs inside. Take a few steps back and head left. Make a right at the next fork and save your game. In this room you have to balance across the thin beam, but as an added danger there's a spinning death machine around you as well. When it gets to close double jump straight up into the air to avoid it. Head up when you come to the first fork and then right when you reach the second. When you reach the safe platform cross over on the beam to the right side where you will find a chest containing a Phoenix Feather. Return to the platform and head up. Balance along the next beam and head left when you come to the first fork to find a chest containing red orbs. Go back and continue down. Continue moving right at the next fork and open the chest containing a stash of red robs. Now head up at the fork, you need to wait for the one arm that doesn't have death blades on it, and then jump onto that one. From there simply walk forward and climb up the ladder. Balance along this beam here to reach the next platform but before you slide down, continue to the right to eventually reach a chest with more red orbs. Head back and slide down. Descend down the ladder at the bottom and follow the path into the next hall. Turn the wheel at the end for a quick scene, then head left to drop down somewhere familiar you've been before. Make your way down and save your game along the way. Be sure you're full healed and all that mumbo jumbo before you go out there, you wouldn't want to be underprepared for the... second boss. Basically this boss does what many gigantic bosses in other games does, relies on a huge battlefield with all sorts of crazy stuff going on and pretty much confuses you to the point where you think it's hard. Well I'm here to simplify everything and point out that in the end this boss boils down to one simple, albeit long, pattern. First of all note that the boss is easiest to fight when you're on the ledge at the lower end of the room so get up there now. This will make the boss come running and put his hands up on the ledge. The majority of this boss' attacks can be blocked, the only dangerous ones he was are the unblockable ones so I'll describe them first. When he raises his left hand (on the right side from your perspective) then he's going to swipe down and grab you. To avoid this simply double jump to the left, often if you do it straight up he still grabs you, so do it to the left. The second occurs only after he charges, a bunch of fire comes up from below you, simply double jump to avoid this. Everything else can be blocked. Now for actually damaging him. Normal attacks work fine, here's what you have to do. When he runs up to your start slashing and smashing until he gets stunned and jumps backward. Now he will charge at you again. You need to stun him so that he jumps away approximately four or five times. After that each time you stun him he will temporarily curl up on the ground and the circle item will appear above his head, so knowing that this will happen immediately after you stun him jump down and start running to the top. Press the circle button to jump on top and use the left analog stick to match the screen patterns similar to the gorgons. After doing this the boss will stand up in a daze. Now is you chance, run back to the bottom of the area and pull the switch to load one of the logs into the cannon and fire it at him. Bam. Now the process starts over again, you need to do everything you just did exactly one more time all the way up to the point where you fire a second log at him. After the second log is where things change. Now when he runs up to your and you damage him, when he gets stunned bits of his armour break off. Stun him four or five times now to wear off his armour completely and reveal his health bar. At this point he no longer becomes stunned and it's just a matter of fighting as you always have been the entire time to wear down his health. When it gets very low, down in the red he'll become stunned just one more time. This is your cue to reach for the lever and bring and end to the long battle. Following the fight you can now get through the large door via a crack in the bottom. Climb up the spiral stairs and use the save point when you reach the top. Further up you'll find three chests containing health, magic and red orbs. Now examine the book in the centre of the room. Pull the lid off the coffin and take The Architect's Son's Head. Grab the head and return back to where you fought the minotaur, here you will find another of the gods, approach it to get a new magic spell, Army of Hades. Use this magic to defeat all the enemies that spawn around here. Now head through the door Hades was blocking and swim back to the room that had the large rolling object. Press R2 underwater when you're beside the skull door to insert The Architect's Son's Head and the water lowers down. Now here's what you need to do. First of all find the lever near the wall, beside it is a door, tap the R2 button to lift this door up. Now run into the very centre of the statue in the middle where you will find a lever. Turn it around and around until it is aligned with the door you just opened. Leave this room and start turning the lever beside the door you opened until that door is aligned with the outer hall. Now go out to the outer hall and make sure that door lines up too so all the doors are aligned with the room with the save point down at the very end. Here's a little update note that I believe I missed. I'm under the impression that if you rotate the outer wall you can eventually find a room where you can use those two Muse keys you got to unlock a door filled with red orbs and god knows what else. It's around this area so be sure to check it out. With all the doors aligned head to the save point room at the end and save your game. Here at the back you'll see a shiny handle you can grab, grab the handle at the side of the little steps, not the one in the middle but the one with the shiny thing on it. When you push it a cutscene will trigger. Run to the very middle and pull the handle to rise up the elevator. Leave the room and start to cross the bridge. There's a quick scene and then a battle with a new enemy, you'll have to defeat three of them before you can proceed. As you cross the bridge there is another cutscene, then use the save point on the other side. Read the book in the middle, then begin your trek upward. __ / od of War /------------------------------------------------------------o | _ -----o-----\ The Cliffs of Madness | \_/ (0000E) \-----------------------------------------------------------o Defeat all the enemies at the top and whip out Zeus' Fury to defeat those archers in the distance. On your left behind some urns is a chest that will fully refill your magic. Head right and jump from platform to platform until you reach a rope. Cross it hand-over-hand and battle the foes that await on the other side. Turn the crank to raise the ladder and save your game. Ascend the ladder and follow the paths along until you reach a doorway. If you continue left rather than going through the door you'll find a chest full of red orbs. Enter the cave area and follow the path to a crank you can spin, turn this in order to connect the path to the platform with all the archers on it. Spin it further than you need to since it will automatically start moving back when you let go this will give you time to get on it and jump over to the other one. When you come out of the cave at the top take the left path to find a multicoloured chest. Now jump up onto the ledge on your right. You'll need to defeat three minotaurs here, around the corner is a door with two head shaped crests on the sides which seems to suggest they once wore necklaces. If you jump around behind the one on the right you'll find a chest with red orbs inside. Head left from the chest though the cave, and jump down into the water. When you pop out at the other side you can break open the walls behind the waterfalls to get a whole buttload of red orbs. Return to the door with the face emblems on it and look for a ladder on your left leading down. Descend it and follow the path to reach a chest full of red orbs beside a rope, slide down the rope and enter the cave. Beyond a whole pile of enemies that you should kill first, is the necklace puzzle. Your goal is to connect all the blocks together so that the gaps disappear. You can use the centre platform to rotate them. Here's what you need to do. Grab the block at the upper right corner and put it on the rotating device. Now turn the device counter-clockwise exactly once, for a 90 degree turn. Push this block against the gate so that the lower right block which cannot be moved fits exactly into the little gap. Now grab the T shaped block, rotate it 90 degrees in either direction and place it right in the centre so it fits nicely into the upper gap in the piece you placed the first time. Get that little one block near the gate out of the way, you're never going to use it. Grab the upside down L shaped block at the top left corner and rotate it 180 degrees. Now place it on the left side of the gate, it should fit perfectly. All that remains is to fill the final two gaps, between the last two places you set the pieces should be a gap that's two blocks high so grab the piece that will fit in there perfectly and set it. The last piece is the tall on the upper left side. Set it on the right side to complete the puzzle. Grab the necklace and leave the cave, you can now climb up the ladder on the right side. There's also a save point out here now. Go up the ladder and run to the right, climb across the side of the mountain until you reach the other side above the rope where you slid down. Return to the place with the two emblems and insert Her'a necklace. Now I know for a fact that this part is one of the most difficult things people have a problem with and it's quite likely that this is about the first sentence 99% of the people using this guide have read because all the want to know is where the hell to go after getting that stupid necklace. Well here's the answer so listen close. You need to backtrack. A lot. Remember that room where you rotated the two platforms and had to quickly jump from one to the other? Past that. Exit out the from of that cave. Now you've got the option of either going down a ladder or following the path left. Go down the ladder, then another and another until you reach the save point. Yes, you must find this save point, there's your reference. Get there and save your game. Now from this save point go right and you'll see a dead tree, well it just so happens that you can jump over the rocks beside the tree to reach another path and whole other area. Yeah. There's your answer, enjoy the rest of the game. Anyway, where were we. Follow this path into the main cave area where you'll be trapped and forced to fight against quite a few enemies. When you come out the other end of the cave you'll find an elevator, turn the crank to raise it upward. Hop onto the weight on your right to lower a ripe down to the platform below, this acts as a shortcut if you need it, don't actually go down there. Enter the cave and prepare yourself in advance, if you screw up then you die. Notice the holes in the floor, they are what's going to kill you, but only if you aren't fast enough. There's a lever here beside the gate. When you pull the lever another gate opens up and your time limit starts. Beside you is a block you can move, basically your goal is to kick this block down to the other side of the cave and use it as a stepping stone to reach the ledge before getting speared. You're given enough time no problem, but don't dilly-dally. At the top you'll find a chest, open it to get a Phoenix Feather and then jump across to the vines on the wall. Grab the necklace and leave. Return to the door with the two emblems and make sure both necklaces are in place. Now the ledges are moving back and forth, wait until they extend all the way and jump across to gab hold. Jump back and open the chests for some blue and red orbs, then jump across to the right. Head around to the right and a cutscene triggers. Follow the path to the end and swing across the ropes to reach the other side. Here there's an elevator, pull the lever to activate it. Follow the path at the top and enter The Architect's Tomb. __ / od of War /------------------------------------------------------------o | _ -----o-----\ The Architect's Tomb | \_/ (0000F) \-----------------------------------------------------------o Some rather unpleasant platform jumping awaits you here, jump between the moving platforms and the deadly saw blades to reach the other side. Head to the right side and open the gate using the R2 button. Fight your way up to the outdoor area again and defeat the cyclops here as well as all the cerberuses. Be absolutely sure to defeat them before they grow, that ins't exactly pleasant when it happens. There are three ladders here, climb the one on the side that isn't broken and smash the door at the top to find a multicoloured chest and a Phoenix Feather. Next drop down and climb up the one in the middle and turn the lever so that the crane's weight's shadow is over the cracked ground. There's a lever at the end of the crane so go and pull it to smash the ground. Lift it up again using the lever and turn to crane so that the shadow is over the button on the other side, drop the weight down on the button and then jump off the edge so you're on the ground again. Grab the statue in the back left corner and kick it all the way over to the other side, drop it down the no broken pit and set it on top of the other button. Only one more to go. This one is located back across where you came from, all you have to do is stand on it by yourself for a second to unlock the door. You've got to be quick though, it doesn't say open forever. When you get in there go around to the opposite side of the table and rip the head off the corpse. In the next area you'll find a save point and two red orbs chests on the right side. Enter the structure then descend the spiral stairs to reach a large room with moving conveyer belts. Enemies attack you when you enter this room and you cannot leave until all of them are dead so equip the Blades of Chaos for the harpies and the Blade of Artmeis for the archers and go at it. Take out all the archers and ones that respawn first and from there go into an all out harpy-hunt. Here's a fun scientific fact, they actually had to declare "one bajillion" a real discrete value after seeing how many stupid damn harpies respawned in this room. Just keep fighting and fighting. Following the battle open the door and pull the handle on the large sphere in the middle. Examine the box and then ride the elevator down. Drag the box off the elevator and then push the box out the main door and watch the scene. __ / od of War /------------------------------------------------------------o | _ -----o-----\ The Path of Hades | \_/ (0000G) \-----------------------------------------------------------o Ahead of you are two chests and a save point. Jump across the platforms above you to reach a chest with red orbs inside. Now head right and follow that one to reach more red orbs. Take the left path here up to the large platform and battle through the evil demons here. Start across this dangerous spinning mechanism being careful to avoid the knives. Jump to the second platform on the right to find a chest with a large number of red orbs inside. At the very end is another chest with red orbs in it, get there quick before the archer spawns and fires at you. Follow the path right and then down to reach yet another large stash of red orbs. Return to the very first spinning pole and jump across to the left. Now from here on it just goes nuts I'm telling you, if you want to take the branching path to the right and get the red orbs go ahead. Other than that it's pretty linear to the end with a few ore red orb chests here and there, I've got my hands full just trying to navigate through here alive while avoiding cheap deaths. You don't need directions, you need a miracle. Okay, well it's not that hard, but you'll need some luck for this. There's a save point and a chest at the end here. I'm absolutely in awe at the stupid things that you're forced to do here. I mean the idea of platforming along with guys in the background firing arrows at you with barely enough magic to take them all out, if even that. Really this whole area is just obnoxious, I'll stop complaining now. Get across here however you can and when you reach the other side it's time to put your fighting skills to the test. You must defeat every last enemy in this area to unlock the door and there's a lot of enemies. One somewhat helpful tactic is to use the Blades of Chaos to knock the minotaurs off the edge, if you're desperate it works. When the forcefield disappears a large spinning thing is revealed, you can start climbing up this now. Obviously watch out for the knives as you ascend. There are places along the way where you can get stuck with no hope of escape and you have to climb from the very bottom each time you're hit, but I guess it wouldn't be a stupid cheap area if it wasn't stupid and cheap. At the top you'll find a chest with red orbs, jump up to the right and defeat all the enemies here, then get ready for another dose of fun knife wall climbing. This one is worse than the last one. Hooray. There's a save point on the right at the top along with two chests. You'll need to fight your way through piles and piles of the same enemy here to create the platforms in the distance. Once all of them have sprung up jump across and get to the top where a quick scene occurs. Now climb up the rope and prepare for the end. __ / od of War /------------------------------------------------------------o | _ -----o-----\ Temple of the Oracle | \_/ (0000H) \-----------------------------------------------------------o There's a save point here of course. When you're ready head up into the temple. Fight your way through here which pretty much just entails defeating hordes of normal enemies until you reach the large outdoor area where you rescued the girl from the rope. Save your game at the back door and head through it to find a number of chests with all kinds of orbs. When you exit the hall you'll find yourself outside and a cutscene triggers. Here's the deal, for this first boss every single attack Ares uses is blockable so you'll need to use that to your advantage. I'll tell you this now, the key to victory is the Army of Hades spell, level it up as much as you can before the fight. You attacks deal very little damage to the boss and his deal a lot so you need to play defensively and block at any sign of an attack. Use whichever weapon you prefer for the fight, but keep the Army of Hades going, often the attack alone will blast multitudes of health and magic out of him so much so that casting the spell pretty much cost nothing. You should also use Rage of the Gods early in the battle, because even though you'll need it later if you use it early then it should refill by the time the fight is over. After dealing enough damage to Ares the circle button appears over his head, at this point grab him and start tapping. Immediately after it disappears stop tapping and go into a button combination. You need to make this transition quick or you'll screw up, after this a scene occurs. Now the next part involves you protecting your family from clones of yourself. There are a lot of clones, more than anyone could ever count and it goes on for along while so you'll need to keep yourself alive. Before actual battle tips it's important to note that running up to your family and holding the circle button transfers your health to them, you'll probably have to do this a couple times throughout the battle. Anyway like before your primary weapon should be the Army of Hades magic. Ares' first form dropped a ton of red orbs so you should be able to max out the power. Use this often during the fight, the damage it does should knock out a fair bit of magic power but not enough to replenish it fast enough. The solution? Rage of the Gods which gives you an infinite amount of magic power when the blades are maxed, which they should have been a long time ago. Have this and start using Army of Hades like mad, it should be enough to, if not end the battle, give you the edge you need. After one more scene it's finally time to take on his last form. There's one full health bar between the two of you, damage to him means healing you and vice versa. Most of the battle complications have been removed and you're left with what can most accurately be described as a fighting game type battle on a 3D plane. Here's how it works, all his attacks aren't blockable anymore, most of them are but not all. The first is sort of a fire burst he shoot out of his hand, learn to see this coming and dodge it because it will hit you every time. The second is easier to dodge, he'll pass through the ground and pop up elsewhere. This means that four pillars are about to rise and try to hit you. You can get hit by these nor can you even be standing on the ground if you wish to avoid damage so after he teleports start running normally, forget rolling. If you're running around by the time they pop up you should be outside they're hit range and all that remains is for you to jump in the air before they crash together. Now let's look at damaging him. After most of his combos he'll stop for a moment and kind of roar, this is your chance to strike. Go in with both square and triangle attacks to deal damage to him, if you hit him and interrupt an attack you'll get the chance to do a circle button tapping "tug of war" where if you win it means massive damage AND he gets temporarily stunned. Good all around. The most important things to keep in mind is that you must not try attacking unless he's doing the roar, if he blocks more than three of your attacks in a row he'll do a fire burst that is undodgeable and unblockable because it occurs in a little cutscene type thing, the point is when he starts blocking then you stop attacking. Play more offensively than you did the first time, even knowing how to block and dodge he's likely going to hit you sometimes, and that heals him. Good luck. That pretty much does it, there's one more section where you have control, but if you need a guide for that, then... I don't know what to say. Update: VjDj779 has suggested that destroying the statues in the throne room will unlock one of the game's secret messages, so there you have it. You beat the game. Good job! Now sit back and enjoy the ending. d--(o_O)--b O============================================================================O | Final Note (0000I) | O============================================================================O To be honest I really don't see myself going any further than the walkthrough, there's an extra challenge or two here and there but really the main game is where it's at, and I've covered that as much (and more) than I had hoped from the start. If you're looking for some Challenge of the Gods info I believe an in-depth guide for that just went up on GameFAQs this afternoon and it looks pretty solid, also for another source of information, check out VampireHorde's FAQ on GameFAQs, with all that information combined you're sure to be set for everything you need. Hope you enjoyed God of War (and the guide.) Cheerio ^_^ O============================================================================O | Version History (0000J) | O============================================================================O Version 0.00 - (March 26th, 2005) - Began the walkthrough Version 1.00 - (March 27th, 2005) - Completed the walkthrough O============================================================================O | Legal (0000K) | O============================================================================O This guide is copyright (c)2005 Alex Eagleson because I wrote it. This guide is primarily written for www.gamefaqs.com, however I am willing to host it on other sites provided you follow these conditions first: 1. Email me with a link to your site to obtain permission 2. You are not from www.cheatcc.com This guide may also be viewed at www.ign.com. I would also like to add an extra note regarding donations, I wish to establish that I do not write game guides for a profit, I do it as a hobby to benefit not only my fellow gamers, but myself as well because I happen to enjoy writing quite a lot. If you wish to support the continued writing process, donations will be construed as appreciative gestures, not as compensation, I do now, and always will continue to write guides free to distribute online for all to enjoy. Donations can be made to StarOceanDC(at) gmail(dot)com via Paypal, if you do choose to donate even a small amount, please send an email to that same address so I can thank you personally. As a final note I would just like to make mention of something, to date since September 2004, I have personally received over 2200 emails all relating to my work and while I have done my best to respond to as many as I can, I would just like to use this space and take the opportunity to say thank you to everyone who has sent me positive feedback or even just general questions relating to my work, even if I do struggle to answer them sometimes. Oftentimes it's too easy to just take these guides as anonymous free help, but there are still those who recognize the blood and sweat that goes into these walkthroughs, and those are the people who make it all worthwhile ^_^ For a list of all my work, please visit the following URL: http://www.gamefaqs.com/features/recognition/45802.html O============================================================================O | Credits (0000L) | O============================================================================O VjDj779 and Justin L for some helpful hints ASCII title is care of: http://www.rootsecure.net/?p=ascii_generator Thanks to Sailor Bacon as he recently reminded us how his hours of hard work often go unnoticed in the credits of guides, regardless of the fact that he won't actually be reviewing this ^_^ CjayC for keeping GameFAQS up and running Sean, Mark and Jeremy back at University of Guelph Everyone reading this guide Hope you enjoyed it, now it's done O============================================================================O Extra special thanks to Revolution reader Alex Eagleson!
More God of War Cheats and FAQs:
More On GameRevolution